Capital Pride is beginning another round of its project to enhance community events and programming, this time to support projects during WinterPride. The Community Project Fund will provide groups with funding to support an event or programming that takes place during WinterPride. Events and programming should further one (or more) of Capital Pride’s objectives: education, advocacy, connection or celebration.

It is anticipated that successful groups will receive up to $1,000 to support an event or project.


WinterPride takes place February 6  – February 10, 2019 as a result groups are asked to submit applications by Sunday, January 27, 2019

Eligibility Criteria:

All applications must fulfill the eligibility criteria in order to pursue the Community Project Fund. The criteria are as follows:

    • The applicant must be a nonprofit organization or a community group;
      • The group or organization must operate in the National Capital Region, Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation or Pikwakanagan First Nation;
    • The organization must serve the LGBTQ2+ community as a central mission, or have a significant program which serves the LGBTQ2+ community, or the group must have a central focus on the LGBTQ2+ community, or have a significant interest in elevating and supporting the LGBTQ2+ community;
    • The event must take place during WinterPride, February 6 -10, 2019.

Collaborative projects across different organizations or groups are welcome and encouraged, but to apply one organization must be identified as the lead applicant on behalf of the partners.

Applicants organizing events or programming that serves marginalized and/or traditionally underrepresented communities within the LGBTQ2+ community will be prioritized and include events or programming for trans people, non-binary people, racialized people, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, migrants, and people from other marginalized communities.

Decision Making:

All applications will be reviewed by a panel of volunteers. Decisions of the panel will be final. Applicants that are not successful through this process are encouraged to apply for the 2019 festival.

For additional inquiries, please email